It’s been a crazy few weeks for me personally and professionally, as several projects that I’m involved in have been getting some traction.
Today Cityist.com had a wonderful feature on ArtWeLove titled A-SITE-WE-LOVE.
Their first paragraph pretty much nailed our business down:
Apart from robbing the MOMA, access to appealing, contemporary art is expensive and not to so easy to acquire (Actually, this would only be considered simple for James Bond). But to avoid jail time, because who actually looks good in orange, try this innovative way to obtain quality art. Enter ARTWELOVE, an up-and-coming art-shopping site that allows customers to purchase exclusive, high-quality paintings by contemporary artists. Amazingly, the quality and limited nature of these paintings well exceeds the low prices (works range from a modest $15 to $2,000). Each week, at least one limited edition work is released and ARTWELOVE.com features interesting interviews with each artist, so you can learn more about where each piece comes from.
They went on to say some rather nice things about the site, and eventually mentioned me!
The site was started by Laurence Lafforgue, an art lover who was concerned about the severe gap in the market for affordable, contemporary artwork, along with Jonathan Vanasco and The Barbarian Group. It was unveiled in 2010 and is a rising success. The art-loving team consistently asks contemporary artists to create exclusive pieces so that art appreciators have access to museum quality works without having to deplete their savings.
The full article is quite a bit longer, and flattering, so please read it!